PLACES TO BE- THE IVY.IF THERE'S ONE thing the numerous restaurants and bars in Dubai lack, it's live music. And live jazz music at that. Hence I was intrigued on my visit to The Ivy to experience the new 'Live!' event, taking place every Thursday. Essentially it's just a normal night with a jazz trio playing in the corner. But given that it's jazz, and that The Ivy lends itself to a more sophisticated and lively musical vibe then what you might experience over the PA system of most restaurants, the musical theme struck the perfect note.
Walking into The Ivy, whose reputation precedes itself with a famous elder branch in London and a second in New York New York, state, United States
New York, Middle Atlantic state of the United States. It is bordered by Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and the Atlantic Ocean (E), New Jersey and Pennsylvania (S), Lakes Erie and Ontario and the Canadian province of , it was hard to know what to expect.
From the outside, it would appear to be another elegant restaurant situated in one of Dubai's clean malls. After all, Emirates Towers is a world away from London's Covent Garden. But once through the doors any cynicism was banishethe rich oak panelling, classic British racing green British racing green or BRG, otherwise known as brunswick, hunter, or forest green, takes its name from the green international motor racing colour of Great Britain. colours and signature harlequin-style stained glass windows screamed "Welcome to The Ivy", while the jazz trio could have walked straight out of its Soho neighbour, Ronnie Scott's.
The mixed sashimi to start was one of the more resplendent trays of sushi I've seen, while the shellfish cocktail was a seafood lover's fantasy. With other choices such as foie gras ballotine A ballotine is a piece of meat, fish, or poultry that has been boned, stuffed and then rolled and tied into a bundle. It is then usually poached or braised. References , beef carpaccio car·pac·cio
Very thinly sliced raw meat or fish, especially beef or tuna, garnished with a sauce.
[Italian, after Vittore Carpaccio, who favored red pigments. and Severn & Wye smoked salmon, it was tempting to ignore the mainsand customise a tapas-style meal from the hors d'oeuvres. But the second course was already on its way...
It's rare that a tenderly-cooked, juicy rib-eye steak with bearnaise sauce can be bettered in this reviewer's eyes, but my friend's roast monkfish monkfish
Any of 10–12 species (genus Squatina, family Squatinidae) of sharks having a flattened head and body, with winglike pectoral and pelvic fins that make them resemble rays. The tail bears two dorsal fins, and behind each eye is a prominent spiracle. with lobster potatoes and mussels was a food- envy oversight - both dishes were without flaw.
As the night continued, and an Eton Mess was devoured at the table - a tough choice from the rich selection of deserts.
Far from being intrusive, the jazz trio gave a funky, lively and soulful touch to the restaurant. The only bugbear was to question why the band was placed on The Ivy's terrace, a conservatory- style section of the restaurant. If Live! is only going to be a weekly occurance then embrance the music fully for one night a week and let the band loose on the main crowd.
1 Spend a day at the club Book your round on the 18 hole championship course at The Dubai Creek Golf and receive a host of additional benefits including snacks at the LakeView restaurant, ice cream at the pool bar and complimentary pool access for the player and a guest on the day of play. The day pass is priced at Dhs325 on weekdays and Dhs375 on weekends. dubaigolf.com
2 Text Me The exhibition is an exploration of the many unusual ways in which artists from across the MESA region are incorporating text into their work. Featuring photography, print, sculpture and more, it's an interesting look at how calligraphy calligraphy (kəlĭg`rəfē) [Gr.,=beautiful writing], skilled penmanship practiced as a fine art. See also inscription; paleography. European Calligraphy
In Europe two sorts of handwriting came into being very early. in contemporary art has evolved. The exhibition launched on May 21 will run until July 21 at Lawrie Shabibi a contemporary art gallery located at the Al Serkal Avenue in Dubai. lawrieshabibi.com
3 CATS comes to town Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber's multi award-winning masterpiece CATS makes its Dubai debuthis month. The audience will be treated to several of Lloyd Webbers's eclectic compositions such as the Jellicle Ball, Macavity and Mr Mistoffelees as well as the classic hit Memory. Complete with glitzy costumes the visual magic of CATS produced by Spotlight Academy will be staged every evening from July 10 -14 at DUCTAC in the Mall of the Emirates The Mall of the Emirates is a shopping mall in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It is currently owned by Majid Al Futtaim (MAF Holding). It is currently the largest shopping mall in the Middle East, although the Dubai Mall, which is under construction by Emaar, and Mall of Arabia will . dutac.org
4 Armani/Mediterraneo This Ramadan Armani's Mediterraneo restaurant serves up a contemporary take on the classic cuisine of the Mediterranean Mediterranean cuisine is the cuisine of the areas around the Mediterranean Sea. Whether this is a useful category is disputed:
The idea of the ‘standard Mediterranean diet’ ...as well as the traditional Ramadan spread of lamb on rice, a range of kebabs, hot and cold mezze and desserts. The sumptuous feast coupled with the breathtaking views of The Dubai Fountain makes the whole experience entertaining and inspiring. dubai.armanihotels.com
5 Summer specials at Retreat Spa
Retreat Spa is putting up a trio of summer specials giving you the perfect excuse to escape the heat and up your pamper factor. Take your pick from Summer Special, Simply Devine and Summers Glamorous. Packages are priced from Dhs695 to Dhs1700. grosvenorhouse-duba.com
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